Memorial Day Speech at Flanders Field American Cemetery

Ambassador Ronald Gidwitz Memorial Day Flanders Field American Cemetery May 26, 2019 Thank you for your introduction, Mr. Sheridan. I’m honored to be with all of you today for my first Memorial Day as United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium. I’ve been privileged to serve my country as Ambassador for close to a ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Ambassador Ronald Gidwitz Memorial Day Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery May 25, 2019 Thank you for the introduction, Mr. Sheridan. I’m honored to be with you today for my first Memorial Day as the United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium. I’ve been privileged to serve my country as Ambassador for close to a year now. ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Ardennes American Cemetery

Ambassador Ronald Gidwitz Memorial Day Ardennes American Cemetery May 25, 2019 Thank you for your kind introduction, Mr. Sheridan. I’m honored to be with all of you today for my first Memorial Day as United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium. I’ve been privileged to serve my country as Ambassador for close to a ...
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Remarks at Oudenaarde WWI ceremony

Remarks at Oudenaarde WWI ceremony Chargé d’Affaires Matthew R. Lussenhop Sunday, May 27, 2018 As prepared Mayor De Meulemeester People of Oudenaarde, Representatives of the Belgian and American armed forces, Burke and Smithhisler family members, Honored guests Het is een hele eer om vandaag bij jullie te zijn. This weekend, Americans all over the world ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Flanders Field American Cemetery

Memorial Day speech at Flanders Fields Cemetery Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop May 27, 2018 As prepared The Representative of His Majesty, the King; Minister of Defense Vandeput; Representative Bogaert Excellencies; Honored Veterans and Service Members; Family Members and Friends; While we gather here in this solemn place in Belgium, all across the United States thousands ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery

Memorial Day Speech at Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop May 26, 2018 Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery The Representative of His Majesty, the King; Representative Jaddin; Excellencies; Honored Veterans and Service Members; Family Members and Friends; While we gather here in this solemn place in Belgium, all across the United States thousands of Americans will ...
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Memorial Day Speech at Ardennes American Cemetery

Memorial Day Speech at Ardennes American Cemetery Chargé d’Affaires Matthew Lussenhop May 26, 2018 As prepared The Representative of His Majesty, the King; Speaker of the House Bracke; Minister Bacquelaine Excellencies; Honored Veterans and Service Members; Family Members and Friends; While we gather here in this solemn place in Belgium, all across the United States ...
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Kemmel Memorial Remarks

Kemmel Memorial Remarks Chargé Matthew Lussenhop Kemmel Memorial Monument Friday May 25, 2018 As prepared Mayor Lewyllie, Admiral Christenson, Superintendent Arsenault, Beste Kinderen, It is an honor to be here today. This weekend Americans all over the world will remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their nation. It ...
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The Ties that Bind

The Ties that Bind by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Matthew Lussenhop, May 25, 2018 This weekend, Americans will remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice in service of their nation. In the United States, Memorial Day (May 27) will be honored with parades of veterans, children on bicycles decorated with red, white and ...
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Annual U.S. Memorial Day Ceremonies in Belgium

Annual U.S. Memorial Day ceremonies in Belgium May 26 -27, 2018 Belgian and American service members fought side by side to liberate Belgium and Europe from occupation during two World Wars.  Of the nearly 500,000 Americans who died, more than 14,000 are buried in Belgium.  On Memorial Day, Americans pay homage to their fallen soldiers ...
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Memorial Day Remarks 2017

Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Matt Lussenhop at Memorial Day Commemorations, May 2017 Memorial Day means many things to Americans. Some think of it as the transition into summer, but for most of us, it is a special moment. It is a time to remember those who came before us. It is a time for us ...
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Memorial Day Commemoration Ceremonies

Each year, we observe Memorial Day by participating in commemoration ceremonies to honor the more than 14,000 American soldiers buried in Belgium in three American cemeteries. Chargé d’Affaires Matt Lussenhop started the Memorial Day weekend by attending the Ardennes American Cemetery commemoration in Neupré on Saturday, May 27, 2017. The Ardennes American Cemetery is the ...
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